Smashburger Fires Up In Durham March 12

SMASH_LOGO_SFSD-TM_cmyk_tag-redSmashburger, the nation’s fastest growing “better burger” restaurant, will open its doors on Wednesday, March 12 in Durham. The restaurant is best known for its 100 percent Certified Angus Beef burgers smashed fresh, served delicious, as well as premium chicken sandwiches, black bean burgers, salads, Haagen-Dazs shakes, tempting sides and more.

“We are thrilled to bring Smashburger’s fresh, never frozen offerings to Triangle residents,” says Smashburger Founder and Chief Concept Officer Tom Ryan. “Smashburger can’t wait to debut its first area location in Durham and we look forward to introducing locals to our delicious, smashed-to-order burgers.”

RH_Smashburger2Located in Durham’s Lakeview Pavilion East shopping center (2608 Erwin Road) across from Duke University Hospital, this is the first Smashburger to open in the Triangle, with more planned to come soon. For the first five days the restaurant is open the local franchise owners will donate 10 percent of total purchases made back to Duke Children’s Hospital. 

“We’re extremely proud to be working with Duke Children’s Hospital for the Durham Smashburger grand opening,” says co-owner Jayshri Patel. “As a proud Duke University alumna, it’s an honor to give back to this life-changing pediatrics program as we open our first Smashburger location here in our own backyard.”

This is the first of several Smashburger restaurants the Patels will open in the Triangle area. Additional information on the timing and location of those stores will be announced in the coming months.

RH_Smashburger_SidesSmashburger is more than just burgers. Customers can also enjoy a selection of tender grilled chicken sandwiches and fresh-tossed signature salads, along with a variety of irresistible sides including rosemary and garlic–seasoned Smashfries, Haystack Onions and Veggie Frites (flash-fried and seasoned carrot sticks and green beans). The restaurant will also serve a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including handspun Häagen-Dazs® shakes, root beer floats in frosted mugs and beer, including local craft brews. To learn more, visit and follow us on social media at or on Twitter and Instagram at @smashburger. 

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